Universo Hotel Florence ★★★

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$65
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 24, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
78%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
4
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Room types

Show Prices Superior Double - Courtyard View
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Single Room - Courtyard View
  • Size: 139 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Superior Double - City View
  • Size: 193 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Triple Room - Courtyard View
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

  • Ponte Vecchio (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Duomo and Baptistery (0.5/0.8 km)
  • Michelangelo’s David (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Uffizi Gallery (0.6 mi/1 km)

General

Just steps away from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and an easy walk to the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and other top Florence sites lies the Universo Hotel Florence, a sleek, hip space of modern design (think Ikea meets W Hotel), a welcome contrast t

Location

Just down the street from the Santa Maria Novella Station and a short walk to Florence’s top cultural sites lies the Universo Hotel Florence, a sleek and modern space (think Ikea meets W Hotel) that’s all about style and space. The hip décor stands in sha

Dining

  • Florence Airport (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.2 mi/0.4 km)

Rooms

Completely refurbished in 2008, the Universo Hotel Florence’s 41 rooms are vibrant and cool, vibrant oases that stand in sharp contrast with the bustling urban landscape outside its doors. Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms and feature air conditio

Nearby attractions

Hip and sleek 3-star steps away from the main train station

Dining

Restaurant
Buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room located on the first floor.

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.6 / 5
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Guest score 4.1 / 5
$67
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$49
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$68
Guest score 3.6 / 5
$48
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$104

Amenities

Featured

  • High-speed internet

General

  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

78% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 4/5

Avoid

Would not recommend Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Disappointed. Staff "no speak English." Air conditioner mounted on the wall right up against the ceiling. Switch to turn it on didn't work. I had to stand on a chair to switch it on, manually after I had called the front desk for help (I was hung up on) I went down and to lobby and there was no one there. I had to yell for the guy to come out. He would not lift a finger to help me. Room was very spartan. Nothing like advertised. On a positive note, the location was good.

| Tampa Florida Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

WOULDN'T STAY AGAIN

Would not recommend Sun, Oct 13, 2013
very clean hotel centrally located. Staff very helpful. Now to the bad...extremely small rooms!!!!! No room to move...little to no room for storage of clothes. Very old hotel, clean but way too small. two people can not pass each other on the room. The y do offer free breakfast which is nice. pillows hard as a rock. No safe for valuables. Unless you enjoy sleeping in your bathroom...DONT STAY HERE!!!!!

| NOVATO, CA Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Florence Hotel May 14-17, 2013

Would not recommend Tue, May 21, 2013
Room was dark, needs more lighting. No safe nor safety box at desk. Bathroom shower had mold. We booked two rooms, the first room was very small and had smell of mildew. The staff was accommodating and got us a better room the next day.Breakfast was simple; and had to pay for wifi. The location was great, close to city center and train station. TV was good had 3 English stations. The gentleman at the desk was very nice and spoke good English.

| suburb of Detroit, MI Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

City break

Would recommend Sat, Apr 7, 2012
This hotel is fantastic location to all main sites and the main station to get to other places in Italy.my main complaint is the noise at night and early morning. There are many drunk people at night walking around and the road sweeper arrives early in the morning. The church bells also start ringing around 6am! Do not expect to sleep! Rooms are clean but ver dusty and dark. There are no ceiling lights so don't drop anything you won't find it! Staff are nice but not always helpful when it comes to questions to do with outside issues. Breakfast is ver basic and no cooked food. Staff are a bit abrupt.

Money saver

Take local buses than tours buy tickets at newspaper stands at station. Bus 13 or 12 take you many places.

| London Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Hotel Universo Florence

Would recommend Thu, Dec 16, 2010
Great location for siteseeing in Florence. Train station is right around the corner, The Duomo and Baptistry, The Academie, and Uffizi all within walking distance. Room was nice-- the only drawbacks were refrigerators in Europe don't run so cold as the US and no microwave or access to kitchen after the breakfast hours. For a first time visit, great experience.

Attractions

Consider bringing comfortable shoes and most sites within 1 mile or so.

| Florence Italy Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good location for the price

Would recommend Sun, Oct 10, 2010
Very nice, friendly hotel in a very good location. Only about a 10 minute walk to the main attractions. Could do with getting wi-fi.

| Newcastle-upon-Tyne Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place to stay in Florence

Would recommend Wed, Feb 10, 2010
Very nice hotel in a great location near train station and within easy walking distance to all the sites.

| Harrisburg, PA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good and bad

Would recommend Sat, Jan 9, 2010
The hotel is a very short walk from the train station, right on Piazza Santa Maria Novella but the plaza can have drunks pretty late at night (especially on New Year's Eve) and there's an ambulance lot there so an ambulance would take off at all hours. Duomo and other sites were closer than we thought. Our room facing the plaza was great but for the noise and its proximity to the breakfast room, making it loud inside and out.

| San Francisco, CA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location, cool design, great price

Would recommend Thu, Nov 19, 2009
Hip little designer hotel in the heart of Florence. Short walk to train station and very close to Duomo Cathedral. Rooms are very clean and bright. Bathroom maybe on the small side. Free internet on 3 iMacs in little conference room. Inexpensive gelatto across plaza and cool Gyro restaurant 2 doors down.

| Los Angeles, CA Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome Hotel close to train station

Would recommend Tue, Sep 15, 2009
Being in the interior design industry, I appreciated the cool design of the hotel with how affordable the hotel was. The rooms are on the smaller size, but it didn't bother me as most of the day I was sightseeing.

Time saver

It's a block away from the train station. Perfect hotel if you're traveling by train.

| Chicago, IL Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Church of Santa Maria Novella 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Train station 0.1 mi
Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) 0.2 mi
Basilica di San Lorenzo 0.2 mi
Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana) 0.2 mi
Museo di Palazzo Davanzati 0.3 mi
Piazza della Repubblica 0.3 mi
Mercato Centrale 0.3 mi
Ponte Vecchio 0.3 mi
Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) 0.3 mi
Piazza del Duomo 0.3 mi
Centro Storico 0.3 mi
Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore 0.3 mi
Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo) 0.3 mi
Piazza della Signoria 0.4 mi
Basilica Of San Lorenzo 0.4 mi
Pitti Palace 0.4 mi
Corridoio Vasariano 0.4 mi
Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) 0.5 mi
Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum) 0.5 mi
Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science 0.5 mi
Galleria dell'Accademia 0.5 mi
Museo di San Marco 0.6 mi
Palazzo Vecchio 0.6 mi
Boboli Gardens 0.6 mi
Gallery Of The Academy 0.6 mi
Giardino Corsi 0.6 mi
Basilica di Santa Croce 0.7 mi
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico 0.8 mi
Piazzale Michelangelo 1 mi
Giardino Della Gherardesca 1.1 mi
San Miniato Al Monte 1.1 mi
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte 1.3 mi
Artemio Franchi Stadium 1.5 mi
Museo Stibbert 1.6 mi
Fiesole 3.2 mi
Baptistry (Battistero) 42.8 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 24, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016